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Essential

Martin Carthy

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Released to coincide with the immensely influential British folk giant’s 70th birthday, Topic's two-disc Essential Martin Carthy collection includes 34 tracks culled from his 40-year run with the label. While by no means definitive (keeping the anthology label-centric omits a great deal of his work, including memorable stints with Steeleye Span, the Albion Country Band, and Three City Four), the overview more than lives up to its name in quality. Between his landmark works, both solo and with fiddler Dave Swarbrick, his commanding vocal presence amidst the equally strong voices of wife Norma and daughter Eliza with the Watersons, and his peerless musicianship with Brass Monkey, Essential leaves little to the imagination as to why Carthy sits so solidly at the table of English folk greats.

Biography

Born: 21 May 1940 in Hatfield, England

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

If the English folk revival of the 1960s had a single "father" and guiding spirit, then Martin Carthy was it. Carthy's influence transcends his abilities, formidable though those are — apart from being one of the most talented acoustic guitarists, mandolinists, and general multi-instrumentalists working the folk clubs in the 1960s, he was also a powerful singer with no pretensions or affectations, and was an even more prodigious arranger and editor, with an excellent ear for traditional compositions....
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